hi just got my blood work back my triglycerides are 480 my cardio dr wanted me to go on niaspan but it causes me to faint . does anyone know how to get them down. without meds i take liptor (liptor) now but not helping and is 480 really bad . thanks for your help
Do you have the other results of your cholesterol panel? What is your age, ht, weight, smoker?, hypertension, medical history, family medical history? That would help to generate an answer to your question. visit my blogs on cholesterol
Your question is how to improve triglycerides. Triglyceride is how the body stores fat. Your diet is too high in total fat and saturated fat. The only way to decrease your triglyceride level is by minimizing your intake of fats. Saturated fats are found primary in animal proteins, eggs, oils. You have to be a label reader. Total fat should be less than 40 gm/day and sat fats <15 gm. 20-30 minutes of aerobic exercise /day would also help. If you adhere to this diet, your triglycerides should decrease on follow up labs. good luck
thank you so much. so is the results bad 480 should i be worried about heart attack or am i ok nowe and get them down, i know a hard question to answer. i am losing weight and starting to walk everyday. hope i can get them down cant take that med it gives me a cardio attack and i pass out so need do other way. thank you againyour to kind. am i at risk with these number .
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